Harbour Isle Scores a Double on Anna Maria Sound


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, May 25th, 2016 – The saying that great things come in pairs held true for Harbour Isle at Anna Maria Sound whose win in March in the 2016 Parade of Homes saw an exciting follow-through in the much-awaited inauguration this May of the Perico Preserve adjacent east of this community in west Bradenton.

In this year’s showcase of the Manatee‒Sarasota Building Industry Association, Harbour Isle emerged best in amenities in the category for developments with 201‒500 multifamily units. Indeed an exciting destination for searches of Bradenton homes for sale, this community was eventually adjudged as top overall in its grouping. Canada-based Minto Communities, its developer, truly made the most out of the property’s location on Anna Maria Sound and its proximity to the newly opened 176-acre Perico Preserve.

Varied Lifestyle Amenities

Harbour Isle Scores a Double on Anna Maria Sound

Harbour Isle has been designed as a master-planned, gated community that exudes a Southern coastal resort lifestyle. Breathtaking bay views can be enjoyed in the community’s waterfront beach club on Anna Maria Sound. Other amenities that Minto has provided include a sandy beach, private clubhouse, swimming pool and spa, sky bar, and cabanas with bar and fire pit.

Community activities likewise revolve around a yoga lawn, fitness center, miles of exercise trails, and kayaking on the property’s lake. Also on the drawing boards is a marina with wet and dry storage, plus shops and restaurants.

Nature Preserve Restored

For a little bit of wilderness experience, the residents of Harbour Isle are virtually just a stone’s throw away from the Perico Reserve which underwent an extensive restoration beginning in 2012 at a total cost of about $2 million. This nature park, formerly an abandoned coastal farmland, has been transformed into a lush habitat for native wildlife.

Home to over a hundred plant species, the park has a rookery island for wading birds. Designed by Stantec of Sarasota, this Perico Preserve featured in April received a 2016 National Environmental Excellence Award from the National Association of Environmental Professionals.

Sustainable Home Development

Bradenton homes for sale at Harbour Isle are a perfect match to their neighboring nature preserve. First of all, sustainable measures were followed in the community’s development, such as laying fakahatchee grass on the property’s lake banks to prevent sod formation.

Designed as condominium “island coach homes,” the Harbour Isle residences are green-certified under the standards set green by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). Units are likewise built with double-pane, impact resistant windows and furnished with GE Energy Star appliances.

The residential units in this Minto development were built typically at three homes to a building with front elevations that inspire a Southern coastal resort feel. The choices of residential buildings in Harbour Isle include those with one unit on the lower floor and two in the upper floor, offering options on floor plans ranging from 1,621 to 2,960 square feet. An observatory or a tower retreat is a typical feature of the larger units.

Minto came up with several neighborhoods at Harbour Isle, including Mangrove Walk, Edgewater Walk, and Marina Walk. Bradenton condos for sale available at the latter are priced starting in the upper $400s and topping around the $600s. These feature floor plans between 1,457 and 1,650 square feet designed with two to three bedrooms, choices that capture all the best on Anna Maria Sound.